President and CEO of Passion for Order
Process Improvement Engineer, Productivity Specialist, and Certified Professional Organizer
As a former process improvement engineer in the technology world, Catharine has extensive experience in defining and improving processes. She believes that time management, task management, and good systems are the keys to having a productive business and an organized life. Catharine applies her passion for systems to organizing residential clients, as well, and sets up closet, pantry, garage, and other residential systems. Catharine has always had a passion for planning and organizing, and delights in creating order from chaos.
Catharine's goal is to reduce your stress by restoring order to your living and working spaces. She is patient, non-judgmental, and values your privacy. She understands the difficulties in "letting go" and makes organizing a freeing experience. In addition, Catharine teaches you how to set up routines to stay organized so you will have better control of your home, your office, and your life. As your personal coach, she is your biggest supporter for an organized life. Catharine customizes each project to address your specific needs based on your habits and personality.
Catharine is a native Texan, ceramic artist, and has a third degree black belt in Goju karate. When Catharine isn’t organizing, you will find her on her cutting horse practicing for the next competition. Catharine has a Master of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Data Processing. Catharine is a certified professional organizer and a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers and NAPO-Austin, and the secretary for NAPO-Austin.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Susan Hale and I are Certified Professional Organizers and many of our clients need help with business processes. We have given several office organization and productivity workshops, and felt like we wanted to help a larger audience so we decided to publish our favorite tips and methods.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have a lot of great organization and productivity information to share and this was the fastest way to reach my audience. I like to write and it's fun and rewarding to help others improve their lives and their businesses.
The traveling business person must be able maintain the schedule, the business, and the materials in the limited space of a car. We will teach you how create good organizational and operational systems that you can apply immediately to maximize your productivity and help you focus on the job rather than the clutter.
Successful people create a prioritized and categorized task list to manage tasks, thus leaving their brains free for creative and productive work. By following the methods in this book, you will learn to manage your tasks, determine priorities, and ensure that the important things get done.
If you have piles of paper sitting around your office, you may need some help to create an effective file system. With an effective file system, you will be able to easily categorize and file those papers, and more importantly, you will be able to easily retrieve the documents you filed. This book describes a process for creating a file system that will work for you.
Learn how to use your calendar to create a more structured day, scheduling time for both work and play. Whether you need help finding more time for your personal life or your work life, this book will show you what to put on your calendar and how to plan your days based on what is really important in your life.
An organized office is a factor in your business success. The truth is that everyone can create an organized, productive, and energizing workspace by applying the tools and techniques described in this book. We will teach you how to manage space, clutter, interruptions, and time regardless of your physical office situation.